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The show was very disappointing. All the dances seemed the same. The anouncesr between the dances were so monotonous. The show was slow moving and boring. Would not recommend it. People were leaving in the middle.
JAnderson from Toronto, Ontario
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY
watched this back in Vancouver. It was not as advertised. I would call it a scam
and hope everyone search for reviews before going to the show. total waste of
Shell from San Antonio, Texas
WAY OVER PRICED
I spent alot of money and left extremely
I also paid for valet. Which was an absolutely
The stage also look really old.
It was entertaining but lost interest.
I feel like i totally wasted my money.
Maybe my expectations were too high.
I wanted to leave early but i stayed because i
already paid an arm and a leg.
Wendy from Houston, Texas
My in-laws purchased tickets for my husband and I to
see this show with them. Before the show started,
they go on and on about not taking photos. Ok.
Weird, but that certainly can be distracting.
The show starts and they are announcing in English
and in Mandarin. I love that. It makes my father-in-
law happy, and that is good! The dancers come out,
skilled, and in beautiful costumes.
Then they start to sound like a cult. Everyone who
isn’t Falun Gong will perish in what looked like a
massive tsunami. No more technology! Add that in to
the campy humor, and you have one upset family. My
husband and I felt like it was an indoctrination to a
cult. His parents felt it was too political.
China isn’t winning any awards on humanitarian
efforts here, but come on. They really felt like a cult.
Don’t bother going. The dances are the same steps
and movements, just in different costumes.
The theater was amazing though. Maybe Cirque du
Soleil will come to town.
Jim from New York, New York
FOREIGN POLICY MAGAZINE：FOOTLOOSE AND FALUN GONG
‘Shen Yun’, a performing arts company founded in 2006,
gradually expanded over the years and their tours
around the world are in the name of traditional Chinese
culture, but have been controversial in China. It is
regarded as a microphone of ‘Falun Gong’ in China,
engaged in the anti-government propaganda. After
viewing the performance of ‘Shen Yun’, some audiences
in western country assumed that it carried a rude
political motive with a low artistic level.
“After the intermission, everything was crystal clear. Shen
Yun is nothing more than a podium for Falun Dafa/Falun
On March 26, 2017, Michael Duell, a reader from
Phoenix, Arizona, wrote a letter to azcentral.com after
watching the show, which referred to ‘Falun Gong’ Shen
Yun perform was a deceptive show, and argued that
Shen Yun was behind the show, and the so-called art
director, was the leader of ‘Falun Gong’, Hongzhi Li with
an alias of D.F.. He said: “After the intermission,
everything was crystal clear. Shen Yun is not
Rebecca C from New York, New York
Only one dance kept my attention. Found
myself wanting to leave a few minutes in but
stayed because my daughter was so excited to
see it and I didn’t want to ruin her day. The
religious aspect was in your face and annoying.
The dancing was only okay.
Jessica Price from Chicago, Illinois
WOW, BUT NOT FOR THE RIGHT REASONS.
First, I'd like to point out the preponderance of positive reviews that so
not appear to be written by native English speakers, which, after last
night's show, leaves me reply suspicious about their authenticity. If
that sounds a bit paranoid, you'll have to forgive me, but I just saw sat
through three hours of what amount to a lot of twirling and backflips
interspersed with horrendously pointed religious propaganda all set
before an underwhelming projection to unintentionally comical effect.
I'm annoyed that my mother forked over $300 for tickets and that my
sister flew in from out of state for something that ended up being not
what was advertised. Light on culture, heavy on propoganda. This was
perhaps most directly evidenced by the young man holding the banner
proclaiming, "Falun Gong is Good".
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